Former Clemson Finance Director Arrested

Charged with embezzling from the city

Ed Jenson
November 07, 2017 - 11:20 am

Clemson's former finance director has been arrested and charged with embezzling thousands of dollars in the last six years from the city.

61 year old Tom Alexander Sparacino is accused of using the city of Clemson's credit cards to make nearly $125,000 in purchases that were "personal in nature.”

He is accused of making personal purchases between the dates of June 1, 2011 and February 28, 2017. According to arrest warrants, Sparacino used Clemson credit cards to buy things for himself, then used the city's money to pay off the credit card balances.

According to documents from SLED, Sparacino used city finances to charge for repairs to his personal vehicles at Jaguar, Land Rover, Porsche and Volvo of Greenville. He is also accused of using city finances to pay for cellphone bills, iTunes purchases from Apple and merchandise from Amazon.

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